GOP senator urges party to avoid Trump nomination in 2024
Retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) urged his party to avoid nominating former President Trump for presidential candidacy in 2024.
During an interview with CNBC, reporters asked Toomey if he would be disappointed if Trump gained the nomination in 2024.
“Yeah, after what happened post-2020 election. I think the president’s behavior was completely unacceptable,” Toomey said. “So I don’t think he should be the nominee to lead the party in 2024.”
The senator previously pushed back against Trump’s claims of a fraudulent election. Toomey was one of the seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump on impeachment charges in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“I think that the future of our party is to be a party of ideas, and not to be a party about any one individual. And I think we will learn a lot from the next set of primaries,” Toomey said.